Sunday, October 17, 2010

From brassy to sassy... or something like that.

When Josh and I first bought our house - it was pretty brasstastic.

Meaning, all fixtures were circa 1992. If our house was a person - it would be wearing a scrunchie - and possibly some stone washed Guess jeans.

The other day feeling inspired by an etsy light fixture I saw for $70...I decided to give our sad little entryway light an update.

Here it is in all of its brass glory.

And here it is post makeover.

It makes me happy that people are welcomed into our home with an updside-down mason jar.

To do the makeover - we just turned off the breaker switch - unscrewed the fixture and I spray painted away. We let everything dry and put it back. Then I just set the mason jar on top and called it day.

Total cost? $3.67 for a can of black spray paint. I already had the jar.

When something is uglier than ug to begin with - you really can't ruin it. Totally takes the fear out of decorating for me!

Here's a fun blog with a links to more DIY projects - if you need any inspiration!


  1. Lindsey, that is a very cool makeover! What an easy way to make a cheap fixture look chic and custom. Wonderful transformation. :)

  2. oh, lindsey, you're a decorating genius. --and what an added blessing that you married a man who's so in favor of mason jars.

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  6. Hey Lindsey!
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  7. i LOVE the mason jar! what a cute idea! :)

  8. Lindsey - this is so cool! I am in love! I want one! ;) Thanks so much for linking your creativity to the DIY Project Parade!


  9. Great makeover! And for a great price :)
    So you just used flat black spray paint? Because in the picture it looks very coppery. Did the brass finish come through?
    We also have terrible brass sconces and they're in our living room of all places! I've been looking for a nice finish for them for a while and I love the copper. Let me know how you got that please!

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  11. Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by! I just used semi-gloss black krylon spray paint:) It really covered it nicely - I was surprised how nice it looked actually. The brass did not come thru - maybe the copper is coming from the lighting in the pic? Anyways - I hope that helps!!

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